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Old 4th June 2009, 19:27   #5506
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-> to add text ,the simple way I prefer is to add a watermark( this I do in Picasa )
Thanks for the reply @detee. It was indeed helpful. I thought it was a Team BHP feature .

The text i was referring to was like "The tearing smile." added between 2 images. Still did not get that.
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@fazalaliadil: Great pictures.... I like the first and last one a lot.... Me getting somewhere near the concept of composing pictures with emotional value, but I know I am still far from it.
@ clevermax,
We all are far, far from it, we may shoot a hundred frames but getting just one right is a success story. Especially the one with genuine emotions which entirely depends on the subject, we can only capture it if we are there.

@ Samurai,
If you remember the "National Geographic" also had carried a picture on its cover of a Peruvian boy who was crying after a car killed his sheep. That picture was so powerful with the dead sheep in the background, before the next issue hit the stands contributions from all over the world poured in and a lot of welfare activity was done with that money in his village, that pic. was also a by chance as the photographers car was passing the scene of accident in Peru.

This is the picture that was featured on the National Geographic.
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Here is the famous picture of a Sudanese baby being approached by a vulture, which ultimately resulted in suicide of the photographer.



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@ clevermax,
We all are far, far from it, we may shoot a hundred frames but getting just one right is a success story. Especially the one with genuine emotions which entirely depends on the subject, we can only capture it if we are there.
Fazal, your picture of man holding goat and clinging for dear life is exceptional in my view. Portrait of that guy is something out of the world. This is my honest opinion. Absolutely fantastic. This according to me is a slice of life and you couldn't have captured that by shooting many frames (a planned shoot to pull out his emotion).

For my life partner's one act play (Vanaprastham = Kunti's from Mahabharata) in Germany, I had to shoot some for her brochure and poster. I told her to act in front of the camera so that I can look through the viewfinder and click as I feel. A mixed expression of question/anger/disbelief couldn't have come out otherwise.

This photograph is probably here in this thread or some other thread. Putting it again to support my context.

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Rudy, love the mood dont remember this being posted here.

Since we are talking portraits posting 2 old clicks which is already somewhere in this thread. Just tried to capture the mood..

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Fazal, your picture of man holding goat and clinging for dear life is exceptional in my view. Portrait of that guy is something out of the world. This is my honest opinion. Absolutely fantastic. This according to me is a slice of life and you couldn't have captured that by shooting many frames (a planned shoot to pull out his emotion).

For my life partner's one act play (Vanaprastham = Kunti's from Mahabharata) in Germany, I had to shoot some for her brochure and poster. I told her to act in front of the camera so that I can look through the viewfinder and click as I feel. A mixed expression of question/anger/disbelief couldn't have come out otherwise.

This photograph is probably here in this thread or some other thread. Putting it again to support my context.
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Dear Mr. Rudra Sen,
I thank you for your kind comments and appreciation of my photographs, this is special compliment, coming from a accomplished and professional photographer.
Yes you are right, the gratitude in his eyes could never be captured had it not come from deep within, like it did. (There are pictures that trouble us like our friend posted on this thread about the sudanese boy hounded by the vulture and the photographer going into a trauma which was followed by suicide later). this particular photograph brought tears to my eyes the first time I saw it a year back.
Your life partners picture speaks of all the emotions you mentioned, but what I see as a first hand emotion is deep hurt, that is what the eyes speak. Her photograph is exceptionally dramatic. The high contrast very well done.
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Old 4th June 2009, 21:37   #5512
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@All,

Thank you for posting such wonderful photographs. Have seen so many portraits on many forums, but nothing comes as close to the last two pages of this forum. I have to admit I am inspired by all of you here. The range of emotions here leaves me amazed and also at the same time generates a lot of appreciation for the photographer to have captured those moments so well. Well done and thank you for inspiring me.
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This was one deliberate attempt I did with my cousin. This is supposed to be the look of hope.

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This one from a Yakshagana actor.
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One for the day. A picture I had taken couple of months back at Yercaud:

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Very nice Sks_Biker, I like soft lightening that enhances the quiet mood of the family.
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@Vivek
Totally agreed with what you just said. Its the essence of such photos, that relationship.
@Fazal
Exceptional shot. Phew.
@Rudra
Top class stuff.
@sksbiker
Lovely light and feel there.
A few portraits from me as well.
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Just took this yesterday in Bangy from my appt when it suddenly started to rain cats & dogs!!!

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@Fazal
Exceptional shot. Phew.
@Rudra
Top class stuff.
@sksbiker
Lovely light and feel there.
A few portraits from me as well.

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One for the day. A picture I had taken couple of months back at Yercaud:

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Exceptional family potriat and the soft light did wonders.

TG,
Thanks, they were by chance photographs. adding one more of a mother and her grown up mentally retarded son, washing by a waterfall (in the same Forest as yesterdays pics.) a few meters away on the right, note the darkness, that is where this water fall drops, the mother was on constant vigil, one eye on the job and the other on her son, who was pretending to wash clothes.
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This is a regular B&W portrait of my 6 month old son using a regular P&S (Canon S2)

I need to ask a few of you guys some tips to shoot regular B&W portraits

1. Do I need to underexpose to prevent the cam from compensating?

2. In all my pics, my histograms have a small empty space at the left. This is without any exposure compensation done in the cam. Why is it so?

3. What kind of metering do I use - Center Weighted?
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@kalpeshc: There are numerous ways to take portraits. One of them is unerexposing. Overexposure also works fine... just google image search for 'overexposed portraits' they look cool in my opinion. I found this link quite interesting. It talks abuot inspirational portrait techniques.

http://blog.epicedits.com/2007/12/10...hy-techniques/

You can see some really interesting portraits over there.

BTW, the portrait of your son look really good. I like the expression on his face

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